Scenario 3- “Learning the traffic signs on a long bus ride”

Kristina is currently going to driving school. Since she is a busy woman, she uses the e-learning opportunity. She is driving home from work by bus, which is a perfect moment for her to study, because it’s a half hour long ride. She doesn’t have the traffic books with her, but fortunately she has found an app that is with her everywhere because it’s in her smart phone. Now she can learn any time she has a free moment.

She already downloaded the app which is meant for learning traffic signs and she has used it effectively for couple of times. She starts with learning by looking every sign and explanation one by one. She likes that the explanations are simple and understandable. She skips some signs that she already knows and enjoys the short animations linked with many signs, because it makes studying much more interesting. Sometimes the animation is so understandable that she even doesn’t have to read through the explanation. She likes that the signs stick to her mind much more easily. She remembers one sign that  was confusing in last driving lesson. She finds it very easily thanks to the search engine of the app where she can search according to (for example) the shape of the sign, and she knows that the sign she needs to find is triangular. When she memorizes this sign, she can continue exactly where she stopped before. After some time of effective learning she decides to test her knowledge. She switches to the testing function of the app and she likes that tests have multiple answers, just as the theory tests in driving school. She goes through several tests one by one and sees that learning has paid off and she already knows much more than before. Suddenly she notices that she has to go off the bus and she closes the app fast.

  1. Would you use the app the same way as discribed?
  2. Would you do anything differently?
  3. Would you react differently to some functions?
  4. Do you think this app would make learning traffic signs easier?
  5. Would you use the app in this kind of situation?
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5 thoughts on “Scenario 3- “Learning the traffic signs on a long bus ride”

  1. “Marieh Sayadchi”:
    In my opinion this scenario is very realistic and well written. The search by shape option is really good and useful.

    questions and answers
    Would you use the app the same way as described?
    -yes, I think the use case is very common, specially for mobile apps. I generally use mobile apps in the car or bus.

    Would you do anything differently?
    – Maybe not.

    Would you react differently to some functions?
    -no, and I think the start from where you stopped option is very functional for bus situation.
    Do you think this app would make learning traffic signs easier?
    -yes, definitely.
    Would you use the app in this kind of situation?
    -yes, definitely. Actually I think this kind of setting is one of the major places that I would use it.

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  2. kadri-maria says:

    In this scenario, the setting for using this app seems perfect, because Kristina doesn’t have to be too aware of her surroundings, so I would definitely use the app in a similar situation.

    When reading the scenario I was wondering how are the different types of search option displayed. The shapes for example. Is there an option to pick from a selection of icons or keywords?

    I think the app makes learning traffic signs definitely easier, especially due to the examples provided, since I find creating associations an effective learning method.

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  3. katersh says:

    Yes, I would definitely kill time with this time in the public transport.
    That transport situation made me think about the notifications. Do you have notifications for the users who are forgetting about their test practice?
    Because thats the third scenario I read and all personas just adore and use regulary this app 🙂

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  4. I could relate to learning traffic signs in the app scenario.

    It is hard to understand what are the animations and how do they help the study process. How would speed limit sign-animation look like?

    The part about “explanations are simple and understandable” is a bit confusing. Are descriptions different that in typical traffic books? When I learned driving theory the vocabulary used in sign descriptions was important because the same language was used in exams. Using the same language would reduce confusion.

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  5. In this scenario the Kristina starts with learning by looking every sign and explanation one by one. I guess there are different ways how users are guided through the app? Which options would be on the startup screen?

    Searching by the shape of the sign is a good idea!

    Also, I agree with Alise’s comment about the animations.

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